Hornstein Trust is owned and operated by the law firm Hornstein Law Offices located in Woodland Hills, CA ("Hornstein Law Offices"). We have implemented this privacy policy ) the "Privacy Policy") to protect you in regards to the information entered into the Hornstein Trust questionnaire through the Hornstein Trust website (the "Hornstein Trust system"). This Privacy Policy is incorporated into our Terms of Use and Terms of Service, and therefore governs your use of the Hornstein Trust system. By using the Hornstein Trust system, you accept the terms of this Privacy Policy. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your privacy or Terms of Use or Terms of Service or regarding your use of the Hornstein Trust system, please e-mail, or you may call us at (818) 887-9401.

Your information is protected as described in this Privacy Policy. In addition, your communications with us may be protected by the attorney-client privilege. Hornstein Law Offices employs attorneys licensed only in California. Prior to accepting you as a client, we will first assess whether we are lawfully able to provide you with service. Further, prior to accepting you as a client, we will search our client database to ensure that no conflicts of interest exist. If we find that a conflict of interest exists or if we are otherwise not able to provide you with service, you will have the opportunity to download your questionnaire through the website before any representative of Hornstein Law Offices sees your confidential information. You may take the questionnaire to another appropriate law firm of your choice to provide service to you. We will then delete your account after sending notification to you. If you know that Hornstein Law Offices is handling a case in which you are an adverse party, you are prohibited by our Terms of Use from using the Hornstein Trust system or communicating with us unless it is through your attorney.

The information you enter into the Hornstein Trust system will be used by Hornstein Law Offices and related companies for the purpose of providing services to you related to your estate planning issues, including but not limited to the preparation of your Trust, Powers of Attorney, Wills, Deeds to Real Property and other funding documents to properly fund your Trust, and the analysis or your financial strategy to protect your family via tax and/or insurance planning. None of your information will be sold to third parties.

The Hornstein Trust system may gather your personal information for the purpose of preparing documents for you. Representatives of Hornstein Law Offices and related companies may have access to such information only on a need to know basis. Your personal information will be used for the purposes of communicating with you and for providing you with the quality service only by Hornstein Law Offices and related companies and representatives.

After you have a Trust prepared, you will likely need to disclose certain personal information in order to fund assets into your Trust. For example, in order to fund your bank account into your Trust, you may need to provide a Certification of Trust to the bank. The Certification of Trust will provide to the bank information needed to open an account in the name of the Trust, such as the name of the Trust and who the Trustee is (or Trustees if there is more than one Trustee). The Trustee is the person who manages the Trust and you may likely make yourself the Trustee of your Trust. The bank will also need to know your social security number that you are using for your Trust. Further, certain personal information becomes public record when documents are filed with the federal or state government, or with a court. For example, if you own real property such as your house, in order to fund your house into your Trust, you will need to record a deed of your property into your Trust. When you record a deed, the information on the deed will be a public record with the county recorder, and such information including the name(s) of the Trustee(s) and the name of the Trust will be a public record. This Hornstein Trust Privacy Policy does not cover any disclosures made by you or third parties.

In the regular course of our business, Hornstein Law Offices and related companies and representatives may communicate with you or others with whom you authorize us to communicate. Such communication may be via e-mail or phone or mail or other means. In order to keep you informed of information we believe will be useful and interesting to you, or to invite you to events sponsored or supported by Hornstein Law Offices and related companies and representatives, we may send information to you. When you receive a newsletter via email from Hornstein Law Offices or related company, you may unsubscribe from our mailing list if you do not wish to receive them in the future.

We are committed to data security. Toward this goal, the Hornstein Trust website is set up through a secure server. Further, we have secured confidentiality agreements with many of our service providers and contractors who provide service to Hornstein Law Offices and related companies. We mail our documents through US mail, UPS, FedEx, or similar delivery services, or email. Unfortunately, no method of transmission is 100% secure and therefore we cannot guarantee the security of informtion you transmit to or from the website, Applications, or through the use of our services, and you provide this information at your own risk WE DISCLAIM LIABILITY FOR THE THEFT, LOSS, OR INTERCEPTION OF, OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS OR DAMAGE TO, YOUR DATA OR COMMUNICATIONS BY USING THE ANY WEBSITE OF HORNSTEIN LAW OFFICES OR RELATED COMPANIES, APPLICATIONS, AND OUR SERVICES. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU UNDERSTAND AND ASSUME THESE RISKS.


Updated July 23, 2013

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